Sunday, October 18, 2015

Large Brush Fire on Westwing Ct Near Old McHenry Rd and Milton Rd, Hawthorne Woods

Hawthorne Woods police and Lake Zurich firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:45 PM Sunday to a large brush fire near 8 Westwing Court Hawthorne Woods, Il. Firefighter/paramedics on arrival escalated the fire response to a MABAS Box Alarm at 2:49 p.m. and upgraded to a second level alarm at 3:27 p.m.

The neighborhood has a high number of luxury homes with dried cattails in a bog nearby and open fields nearby.

Winds have been light and variable from either the northwest or southwest at 5 MPH or less. The Relative Humidity is very low -- dropping from about 73% at 8:00 a.m. to 27% at 3:00 p.m.

Elevated risk of brush fires is expected tomorrow with gusty over 30 mph and humidity as low as 26% Monday afternoon.


FIRE UNITS ASSIGNED ...

BOX UNITS ASSIGNED ...

ENGINE(S): FOX RIVER GROVE, MUNDELEIN, PALATINE

TRUCK(S):

SQUAD(S):

TENDER(S): CARY, NUNDA, PALATINE RURAL

EMS: HOFFMAN ESTATES

CHIEF(S): BARRINGTON, FOX RIVER GROVE, LONG GROVE, WAUCONDA

SPECIAL: MESS CANTEEN

CHANGE OF QUARTERS: WHEELING ENGINE, MT PROPSECT EMS, BUFFALO GROVE CHIEF

STAGING: AT SCENE

NOTE: TRUCKS AND SQUADS BEING HELD.

2ND ALARM AT 03:27 PM

ENGINE(S): ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, BUFFALO GROVE, WHEELING

TRUCK(S):

SQUAD(S):

TENDER(S): FOX LAKE, ROUND LAKE, WONDER LAKE

EMS: LAKE VILLA

CHIEF(S): MUNDELEIN, PALATINE, ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, MOUNT PROSPECT

SPECIAL:

CHANGE OF QUARTERS: CRYSTAL LAKE ENGINE,

STAGING: OLD MCHENRY AND REDWOOD

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